The current extinction crisis (so called Holocene extinction) differs from previous mass extinctions. Which among the following statements explain this fact?
1.The current crisis is caused by the humans
2.Ecosystems which store genes for future radiations are being protected
3.It is taking place at a slower rate
4.Recovery is likely to be faster because of genetic engineering
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The Holocene extinction,is a name proposed to describe the ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch mainly due to human activity.The large number of extinctions span numerous families of plants and animals including,mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods.Although 875 extinctions occurring between 1500 and 2009 have been documented by the IUCN and Natural Resources the vast majority are undocumented.
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